Hypertension

Symptoms, complications, advices—everything you need to know about this illness.

Hypertension results when the pressure the blood exerts on the arteries while it is being pumped is too heavy. It is important to treat hypertension because blood pressure that is too high can cause damage to blood vessels and even increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.

30% of men and 50% of women aged 65 to 75 years suffer from high blood pressure.

Symptoms*

  • Headaches, especially when waking up (often located at the back of the head)
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath after exertion
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or drowsiness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet

*Most people with hypertension experience no symptoms. 

Complications

  • Kidney disease
  • Retinopathy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

Available Services

Free automated devices that read blood pressure, the Caution Hypertension program and memory card: visit your pharmacy today to start monitoring your blood pressure.

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Hypertension

Hypertension results when the pressure the blood exerts on the arteries while it is being pumped is too heavy. It is important to treat hypertension because blood pressure that is too high can cause damage to blood vessels and even increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.
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